Thursday, October 30, 2008

One down, two to go

I have been sewing away over here. Once I got the Halloween costumes done, I wanted to tackle some Christmas gifts for the kids.


I made them each a pair of wide leg lounge pants, and then decided they needed a robe too. I used Burda pattern 9690, and I was pretty pleased with the results.



There have been so many times, when a nice robe would come in handy. You know, those late afternoons when they have been outside, and their clothes are too wet or dirty to come in the house with them. I think a robe will be the perfect thing to slip on instead of getting dressed again.



I used terry cloth fabric, and lined it with some Alexander Henry fabric from Joann's.



This one is for Addison. I wanted to get one set done during the month of October, and I will make one in November, and one in December. I get burned out making the same thing three times over, but I think I can handle one a month.

Can you believe it? Less than two months until Christmas!

39 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Great ideas! I just made each kid 2 pairs of sheet pj pants - oh so comfy - now I'm thinking robes too! Where'd you find your pattern for the wide leg lounge pants for kids?
Kris

Ashley said...

Looks cozy. They have a great mom.

Renee said...

Oh my gosh those are fabulous!!! Must make some too, I have a pant pattern in my Amy Butler Stitches book... um, tge reason I bought the book. lol
Your robe looks fantastic!

Julie said...

What a warm and cozy gift... I can't believe how quickly Christmas is coming!

miss chris said...

oh, you're good. I haven't started for Christmas yet...

Andrea said...

Fantastic robes! I think your kids will look adorable in them!

Allison said...

Lovely! I might just have to try that pattern. My older son grew out of his bathrobe years ago and still insists on wearing it. Maybe I could turn him over to the dark side of wearing clothes (and bathrobes) that fit.

Shannon said...

So cute! Robes are a beautiful thing and that one is adorable. I can't believe you just dropped the 2 month warning on me. Ahhhhh....I better get going!

Elise said...

How cute!! Oh, I meant to ask you if you have ever tried Jack's Special salsa. Its in the refrigerated section at the grocery store.
Elise

Jules from "The Roost" said...

They are going to love them! You are SO good :)

Fran said...

I am always impressed by your sewing abilities!

angie said...

Incredible idea. So cute!

APA said...

Oh, my! These are "5 star" best quality. They are beautiful. Never underestimate the value of your talent...and LOVE. :) Ana

dana said...

Oh that robe is so so cute!

2 months? really? Sigh. I better get crackin on my gifts too (now that I finally finished the Halloween costume charade)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great idea - love your choice of fabric. Hooded robes always look so warm and cosy in winter.

Hilary said...

Oh my GOSH are those cute! One day I will have children to knit for and they will all have lounge pants and robes just like these!

Hilary said...

(Oops -- I meant children to SEW for. :) )

lucky knitter said...

Oh, I can't believe it! Christmas will sneak up on me again this year. The robe and lounge pants are so, so cute. Who wouldn't love to lounge around in that after playing in the snow!!!

Missy said...

Robes! What a different and fun idea. Pj's are a given, but robes add the perfect touch! LOVE IT!!!!

Kathy said...

These are so cute. I was thinking of making robes for my kids, too, but I haven't started making them yet. Did the pattern you follow for the robe include directions on lining the robe, or did you figure it out on your own?

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

They look great! I love the white terry cloth with the bold print. And no, I can't believe Christmas is only 2 months away!!!!! I better start knitting and crocheting more quickly!

countrychicken said...

Good idea on the PJ pants and robes. I get sick of knitting the same thing in a row, thats why I have 3 projects going at once. Enjoy your Halloween with those cute clowns!

pricklypearbloom said...

Good idea! But I'm trying not to think about Christmas. Although we did knock some christmas presents off the list when we went glassblowing.

Suzanne - Easy at Home said...

And to think, I was just excited at ordering jammies for my littles from LLBean! You amaze me again, though I don't know why. I should always just expect such prettiness.

Maria Rose said...

Those robes are wonderful!

amandajean said...

so cute! I love that print with the terry cloth. it is nice to spread out the projects over time. I had to do that with the jedi robes, too.

Alisa said...

Great job..! love your choice of fabric. Your kids will look cute and adorable in them.

Cassidy said...

How cute and cozy. Yum!

Steph said...

oh, awesome!!! Love the colors you chose!

Happy Halloween!

Jessica said...

I'm starting downstairs to get going on some holiday gifts right now! It looks like you made the most cozy gift!

Gretchen said...

what an awesome idea. I love burda patterns!

melissa s. said...

love it! and you are so good. i haven't even started thinking about Christmas yet!

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a friend to knit with said...

katie, that is adorable. and lounge pants like yours! :)
i LOVE that fabric. i have some in my stash that i hate to use. because i love it so much. funny, huh?!

raining sheep said...

You are an incredible sewer...those clowns are awfully cute. I miss my kids being little...I used to sew all their clothes. Beautiful robes. It is hard to imagine that Christmas is only two months away; I refuse to believe it. I am doing all my shopping on Etsy this year.

Liz said...

Fantastic. I think my son would love that!

KnitPastis said...

Total cuteness! Your kids are going to be squealing with joy.

tiennie said...

This is so cute! What a great idea!

Chris said...

That PJ set is so cute! Its so much fun making the presents. I know what you mean about making one a month. I does prevent from burnout. I do the same things.
Chris